Oxyptilus ericetorum - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 23 August 2006
Oxyptilus ericetorum Adult


© Robin Howard

Oxyptilus ericetorum (Stainton,, 1851)

Wingspan: 16-19mm

A univoltine species on the wing from mid-June to August when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded at Las Descargues and from the woodland margins of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Hieracium spp. with pupation taking place on the leaf or stem of the foodplant.